Tag Archives: Project Management

Spotlight on Featured E-Learning Instructor: Karl Wiegers

Post by Matt

One of the Featured E-Learning Instructors for the month of October is Karl Wiegers, Principal Consultant with Process Impact and a specialist in Software Requirements. Karl has strong backgrounds in requirements engineering, software peer reviews, software process improvement, project management, risk management, and software metrics.

As one would expect from a person who has a background in so many areas of the field, Karl as written more than 170 articles on software development (including many on chemistry and military history). In the past he worked at the Eastman Kodak Company where he held positions as a photographic research scientist, software developer, software manager, and software process and quality improvement leader. Continue reading

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Cool Post from The Dekkers Report: Sunk costs… can they sink us? « The Dekkers Report…

Post by Matt

I was skimming along WordPress looking for something to write about (I’m having a bit of writer’s block) when I came across this interesting post by Carol Dekkers discussing ‘Sunk Costs’. While I don’t personally know much about Project Management, she described Sunk Cost in a way that I understood immediately. Check it out:

Sunk costs… can they sink us? « The Dekkers Report….

Lunch With Tom: Thoughts on PM Degrees and Fear of Failure

Post by Tom

Take-Aways:

 1) If you are considering a PM degree, seek a college that is recognized by the PMI Global Accreditation Center GAC.

 2) If paralyzed to act due to a fear of failure, ask yourself what really is the worst that can happen and decide if the risk and its likelihood is a cost you can pay.

 Last time I wrote about a personal risk I took in attempting to repair my Palm TX problem on my own. This installation I’ll talk about the risk of starting on the path towards PMP certification. I do this in hopes that others will consider taking more risk in their lives, which may lead to personal and perhaps businesses and communities as well. Continue reading

Why CAI-U?

Post by Katrina

There are a plethora of online training organizations and universities. So why should you be interested in CAI-U? What sets us apart?

Our experts are world-renowned: Many of the online universities claim that they have professors who are currently working in the field. The difference with CAI-U is not only are our experts working in the field, but they are world-renowned, known world over for their work and thought leadership. Continue reading

A View from the Other Side of Managers and Leaders

Post by Tina

One thing I love about being an instructional designer and training developer is the opportunity to learn about new areas. Although I’ve held minor management or project management roles in many jobs over the years, my skills could certainly use a shot of adrenaline. That came this past year while working on CAI’s Catalyst Leadership project.

My personal opinion of managers, on the whole, has always been that most managers are not good leaders and vice versa.  I usually think of leaders as being those who can work well with people to bring out the best in them and motivate them. Managers, on the other hand, seem to focus most on getting the job done no matter what the personal cost to the people who work for them. Continue reading

What I Like About Sharepoint

Post by Tina

The more I work with Microsoft SharePoint (SP), the more I learn of its potential and its quirks, but I always like a good challenge. One great feature of SP is its collaborative environment to build team sites, project sites, and knowledge communities.

For each project we have, we build project sites to allow easy collaboration with both internal and external customers. Each site stores the following:

  • Libraries of development, project management, graphics, standards, and template files
  • Meeting calendars, agendas, notes, and action items
  • Announcements, milestones, issues, resource contact info, and links to related sites Continue reading